Nearly four years after retiring from the NFL on a Super Bowl–winning season, Strahan is still the owner of the league’s single-season sack record (22.5), a feat he attributes to playing for something bigger than himself. “The first three weeks of that season I didn’t have any sacks,” Strahan says. “The first game after 9/11,
we were in Kansas City, and I said I would play as hard as I could every week— for that. The next thing I knew, the season had turned into something great for me, and I was [able to set that record] in 13 games.” A mammoth force on the gridiron, Strahan succeeded with finesse, skill, and brute strength. Nowadays, in
his new role as co-host of Live with Kelly and Michael, he focuses more on core and body-weight exercises as opposed to slugging around heavy weights. “[I work out] to be more lean and fit,” he says.